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post #71 of 79 Old 08-21-2015, 11:06 AM
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This is an old thread on the subject. No heat, just lots of good, calm advice. I've bookmarked it so if I see this subject come up again, I can post the link and stay silent:

Post #1: "Do you just use the front cinch while trail riding or do you use a back cinch as well? What about a breast collar?"

https://www.horseforum.com/trail-ridi...2/#post1210297

FWIW, I think I'll add a pulling collar to my wish list.
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Around here I always heard the rear cinch referred to as a Bucking strap because it generates a bucking bronco in horses and I never see it used.

I use a J. T. King Trekker endurance saddle and the rear cinch is only inches away from the front strap so all I would get is a slightly wider cinch strap with two attach points.
I have trouble locating a cinch that is short enough while not being too short.
A 24" cinch works best in neoprene a Pony cinch is too short.
I got the saddle for a 15.3 Racking horse named Hosteen who has since passed he was the best riding horse out of the nine I have had the pleasure of owning, I use it now on the short quarter horses I have, it fits me and them or I'd go for a pure western saddle.
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A rear cinch is nowhere near a bucking strap or flank strap. If it was, your saddle would be sitting over the loins of the horse!
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This is an old thread on the subject. No heat, just lots of good, calm advice. I've bookmarked it so if I see this subject come up again, I can post the link and stay silent:

Post #1: "Do you just use the front cinch while trail riding or do you use a back cinch as well? What about a breast collar?"

https://www.horseforum.com/trail-ridi...2/#post1210297

FWIW, I think I'll add a pulling collar to my wish list.
Never heard of a western breast collar referred to a pulling collar, until this post! Yes, that is what I use, and not one of those breast collars with a strap going over the whithers
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OK, someone show me a picture of a pulling collar. Please and thank you.

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oK, I never knew the breast collars that I have always been using are called pulling collars, until Cheri posted that info.
They don't have that strap over the neck, and they have two straps that go back to an attachment built into the main part of that saddle tree, and one that goes between the front legs and attaches to that front cinch ring, which should be centered in the middle
Forgot who though a back cinch was the same as a bucking cinch-ie flank strap, but note where that back cinch is, and a bucking strap is right at the flank area in front of the back legs
If you have your back cinch located in that area, not only are you in trouble, but I would sure be curious seeing your saddle!

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Agreed, there is a very big difference between a back cinch and a flank cinch.

This is a back cinch, designed to keep the back of the saddle down.



And this is a flank or bucking strap. If your back cinch ends up in the horse's flanks, then you deserve to get bucked off because your tack is applied 9 miles of wrong LOL.


Here's the pulling collars I use. Since I do a fair bit of roping, I like to have heavy duty tack. They are overall better to use when pulling as well because they lay in the contour of the body and won't interfere with the shoulder movement.

That's one reason why they are so popular among working cowboys.
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Hi All!

Just for contrast, here is a foto of Banjo wearing an "English" breast collar. There is a strap crossing from left to right in front of his withers.
Banj is a 31yo retired cow pony, and the dressage saddle/bitless bridle are new to him, but he sure seems to like 'em.

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Banjo looks THRILLED!
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